December 31, 2009 Subject:
Interesting time capsule
i love watching films back then! film was new & the experimenting was cool & interesting! some people might not think this film is interesting, but you have 2 look at the time it was done & the technology back then. its like time travelling. they take you 2 a time thats WAY different then now! & thats cool :)
December 27, 2009 Subject:
The film is called "forenoon spook" or "morning spook".
July 30, 2009 Subject:
I always have ghosts at my breakfest
A wonderful experimental film on the many forms of moving images . . . HIGHLY RECOMMEND
June 24, 2008 Subject:
Wild bowler hats
As creative with the (then) new film medium as anything I have watched from the post 2000s.
Reviewer:Eva Vikstrom -
October 5, 2007 Subject:
Experimental Stop Motion Animation of the 1920s
What a joy to find this film by Hans Richter on this site, and in an excellent mpeg2 copy! Richter (1888-1976) was a painter and film-experimenter, born in Berlin, moved to Zürich in 1916 and joined the Dada movement. In 1919 he started to experiment with film together with Viking Eggeling. Richter emigrated to USA 1940. His 8 films from the 1920s can be seen at YouTube and here: http://www.ubu.com/film/richter.html.
The ghosts in "Vormittagsspuk" are bewildering rather than scary. One morning a suburban house is invaded by four flying bowler hats - the ghosts - and a series of strange events are staged in playful stop motion. The sound is lost because the sound version - with music by Paul Hindemith - was confiscated by the Nazis as "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerate art).